DHS wants facial and iris scanners at every airport and border crossing


In March of last year, the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) quietly rolled out a new facial recognition ‘pilot program’ called the Apex Air Entry and Exit Re-Eng​ineering (AEER) Project.

‘Pilot programs’ are government speak for test programs. In other words the mass-media publishes news stories espousing the programs legitimacy and when the public has been spoon-fed enough BS these so-called ‘pilot programs’ are implemented.  

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DHS’s “Pedestrian Biometric Experiment” (see picture above), will be implemented if they find ACCEPTABLE impacts to trade and travel. In other words, if people don’t stop visiting America and American citizens allow this to happen, it WILL be implemented.

In January of this year, DHS leaders asked “Why is the biometric exit tracking system still not in place?

“DHS believes the most efficient and cost effective solution to a viable biometric program is to leverage emerging technology. CBP is collaborating with S&T and would also partner with private industry to develop the tools needed. CBP has already deployed several pilot programs in order to operationally test different technologies and operational processes, and determine the next steps in deploying a biometric exit program…”

“U.S. Customs and Border Protection has started screening pedestrians crossing into Mexico at Otay Mesa in a field test aimed a determining how the readers works in a land setting. The new procedures are part of a move by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security aimed at gaining greater information about who leaves the United States.”

In other words the Feds wants to collect even more information about everyone. Where does it end?

Biometric scanners to check if a person is on a government watch list.

“Looking at things like iris or facial recognition helps us compare that person to the document and confirm their identity” to check against watch lists, ” Customs and Border Protection Deputy Assistant Commissioner John Wagner said.

“DHS has dramatically reduced the number of documents that can be used for entry to the United States, which in turn strengthened DHS’s ability to quickly and accurately collect information on all admissions (particularly at the land borders) to the United States and check that data against criminal and terrorist watchlists among others including immigration databases. “

Here we have a program where individuals are not suspected of wrongdoing and are engaged in routine behavior and they are being required to submit a piece of biometric data that could identify them later and that’s going to be retained” Jake Laperruque, a fellow at the Center for Democracy and Technology said.

Law enforcement checks are run, biometrics (fingerprints and photo) are collected, matched, and stored using DHS’s Automated Biometric Information System (IDENT).

Police across the country use facial recognition cameras in alarming ways…

Police use facial recognition cameras to identify drivers andpassengers in motor vehicles.

Though primarily intended for fixed security camera installations, the software could allow police to identify the occupants of vehicles when the system is supplied with a clear photograph of a car’s interior. In states such as California and Arizona where red light cameras and speed cameras photograph the front of a car, the video stream can be analyzed in “near real time” to catalog and identify the driver and anyone in the passenger seat of passing vehicles, flagging any “person of interest.”

Police use facial recognition cameras to identify pedestrians at night and through fog.

“San Francisco’s public transit agency plans to purchase up to 150 cameras marketed for their ability to find and focus on human faces…”

“The Municipal Transportation Agency is seeking a vendor that will sell cameras equipped with “face detection” technology, according to bidding documents posted online. Those cameras will scan streets from traffic-light poles…”

Warning bells should be going off across the country, just about every government agency is using facial recognition cameras! Since last year, two airports have also begun using biometric facial readers.

Last year, Dulles airport became the first airport to use them and this year JFK airport began using them!

According to DHS, it will take time to install biometric scanners in every airport…

While implementation of a robust and efficient biometric solution will take time, DHS is aggressively evaluating emerging biometric technologies in existing operational environments.

TSA to demand Real-ID licenses to board flights in 2016:

Why no one should trust DHS/TSA.

Back in 2008 DHS claimed RapiScan naked body scanners were about keeping the public safe, while hiding the fact that DHS employees were making huge profits by investing with those manufacturers.

In 2010, Congress handed out a number of large contracts to scanner manufacturers, with Rapiscan receiving the largest one (a $173 million contract to purchase Secure 1000 scanners).

Former DHS head Michael Chertoff used his position to profit from these TSA contracts.

DHS has been working on creating a national REAL-ID biometric database for sixteen years.

“Passed by Congress in 2005, the REAL ID Act enacted the 9/11 Commission’s recommendation that the Federal Government “set standards for the issuance of sources of identification, such as driver’s licenses.” The Act established minimum security standards for state-issued driver’s licenses and identification cards and prohibits Federal agencies from accepting for official purposes licenses and identification cards from states that do not meet these standards.”

Cato Institute warns Americans of the dangers of creating a national ID card:

How long do you think it will take before REAL-ID’s database merges with the FBI’s Next Generation Identification system? Two years, maybe three?

DHS’s insidious spying programs often take years to implement, expect to see DHS biometric scanners in every airport, bus terminal, train station and bank within the next 2-5 years.

Click here, here and here to learn how DHS is using REAL-ID to create a national biometric database.


5 thoughts on “DHS wants facial and iris scanners at every airport and border crossing

  1. Facial recognition at the border?

    That’s funny, because they don’t have a computer that’s fast enough to scan all the scum pouring into this country.

    Instead of producing contracts for your friends in the tech industry, why don’t you build a goddamn wall?

    “We don’t know any bricklayers, so we can’t profit from that.”

  2. DHS wants facial and iris scanners at every airport and border crossing, in order to continue the further enslavement of its people

    and build their prison without walls

  3. I have to ask. What is the point of all of these facial recognition gadgets when they are ordered to just release illegals into the country without processing them at the border? Kind of a waste of money, don’t you think? The gadgets will just sit there.

    Oh wait! They’re not for the illegals. They are for the LEGALS. AKA The ordinary innocent American folk.

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